Hip Hinge Endurance Assessment

This assessment is designed to assess your capacity to hold the hip hinge position comfortably while being able to breathe normally at the same time. There is no scientific evidence or research studies to support this test, however we have found this test to be valuable to assess posterior chain muscle endurance and how someone braces/engages their core. The most valuable thing to take away from this test is that you should be able to do it no problem for at least a couple of minutes!  Get set-up standing with your feet hip-width apart and cross your arms across your chest. To begin the test, hinge at your hips as far as you can while maintaining a relatively flat back and hold this position as long as you can comfortably while still being able to breathe normally. The test ends if and when (1) you're holding your breath (2) you lose your initial starting position (3) you have to use your hands to support your torso.  Prehab Goals & Normative Values: Hold this position for 2-3 minutes  Take the assessment, write down your score, and track your progress throughout the program.
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